Franck Smith - Duck-store, a tribute to John Zorn's "Classic Guide To Strategy" (Mini-EP) (ca127)
"Duck-store" (cartoonesque recto-verso soundtrack dedicated to John Zorn), is a modest answer to "The classic guide to strategy" by composer/performer John Zorn a work-in-progress initiated in the early eighties. The present piece is not a "re-reed-ing" of the original pretext but acts as a dual wink to the very personal/peculiar aesthetic of solo music developped by its author.
*(Version for free-downloads only, no commercial usings can be made from these recordings. All rights belongs to Franck Smith.)
Franck Smith is a multi-instrumentalist/composer, noise-manufacturer/soloist using self-configured digital percussive modules (see video channel at www.youtube.com/odiolorgnette), electronics devices, vinyls, anvils, gongs, sirens, drums, theremin, piano, fictitious dialects... also (un)known as Ijnveïq de Ernestine, Tlü Ejtko, Phrenq... Franck Smith conducts the "sonic formula" Qoo-ij orium... runs the private recording collection Odiolorgnette (see www.odiolorgnette.com)... and performs as a solo artist alias Qiipnm'id Yorgomnüg...
video 1: Franck Smith, solo concert à Paris, (Extraits, février 2008)
video 2: Franck Smith, "Electronic manoeuvrings", (Bande-annonce du film, octobre 2003)